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Glendale Catastrophic Injury Attorney

Some accidents have grave, life-altering consequences. If you or a family member has suffered a catastrophic injury it can be devasting for the whole family with significant impacts not only on health, but also finances and the overall quality of life. Victims of catastrophic injuries may find they’ve lost the ability to care for themselves without help and can no longer pursue the interests that once made life enjoyable. Any catastrophic injury is traumatic, but the devastation is even worse when the injury occurred because of someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a way that has long-term or permanent impacts on quality of life, you deserve full compensation from the liable party. At Hastings & Hastings, PC of Glendale, our personal injury attorneys understand the full scope of consequences for those who’ve suffered catastrophic injuries. We will use our decades of experience in Arizona personal injury law, strong local reputation, and well-earned community resources to maximize your chances for a successful claim for the damages you’ve suffered as a result of a catastrophic injury. Call our Glendale office today for a free consultation.

What Do Arizona Courts Consider Catastrophic Injury?

If you’ve suffered an injury with long-term or permanent consequences that negatively affect your life for the foreseeable future, your injury is catastrophic. Catastrophic injuries require ongoing treatment such as surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and continuing care. In some cases, a catastrophic injury may leave you with a permanent disability or an impairment that makes it difficult or impossible to work, and significantly diminishes your ability to enjoy your previous quality of life. In some cases, this type of injury may shorten life expectancy. Some examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Serious fractures
  • Amputations
  • Disfigurement and permanent scarring
  • Burns
  • Organ damage
  • Loss of vision or hearing

Any of the above injuries cause more than just pain, suffering, and economic damages. They also cause lasting consequences for a victim’s quality of life.

Proving Liability for a Glendale Catastrophic Injury

When a devastating injury occurs through no fault of your own, you deserve compensation from the party at fault. Your lawyer from Hastings & Hastings PC will help to meet Arizona’s burden of proof to show liability in your case. Proving liability requires careful investigation of the evidence to prove the following:

  • That the defendant owed you a duty of care, such as the duty to drive responsibly or to keep their premises free of hazards
  • That the defendant breached that duty of care
  • That the defendant’s action or inaction directly led to your catastrophic injury
  • That you’ve suffered damages as a result of the injury

What Compensation Can You Gain for Catastrophic Injuries in Glendale Arizona?

Arizona allows victims of catastrophic injuries to recoup financial damages as well as non-economic damages from the insurance party of the party at fault in their accident. While compensation for damages cannot erase an injury, it can provide the resources needed to maximize recovery and relieve financial burdens. It also helps victims to achieve a sense of justice for their suffering. Damages in catastrophic injury cases include the following:

  • Medical expenses and future medical expenses for necessary treatments, physical therapy, home health care, and other medical requirements
  • Lost income and lost future income
  • Reduced earning capacity or loss of earning ability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional anguish
  • PTSD, anxiety, or depression
  • Loss of consortium (loss of the ability to enjoy a close, intimate relationship and/or loss of ability to support and care for children)
  • Reduced quality of life

The non-economic damages such as pain and suffering deserve compensation as much or more than economic damages in catastrophic injury cases.

Why Choose Us for Your Glendale Catastrophic Injury Case?

Our Phoenix personal injury attorneys have a decades-long history of successful injury claims for our clients. We have the skills, knowledge, local resources, and a strong reputation to successfully negotiate a settlement or argue your case in court. We operate on a contingency-fee basis at discount rates with a free evaluation. Call our compassionate team today so we can begin strategizing on your behalf to help you gain the compensation you deserve to move forward toward the best possible future.